smear test

A screening test to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells by taking a sample (‘smear’) of cells from the cervix.

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  • smear test — ► NOUN ▪ a test to detect signs of cervical cancer, conducted by taking a cervical smear …   English terms dictionary

  • smear test — smear ,test noun count BRITISH a PAP SMEAR …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • smear test — n BrE a medical test in which some cells are removed from the entrance to a woman s ↑womb (=the place where a baby grows) and examined under a microscope …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • smear test — noun a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer • Syn: ↑Pap test, ↑Papanicolaou test • Hypernyms: ↑diagnostic test, ↑diagnostic assay • Part Meronyms: ↑cervical smear, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • smear test — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms smear test : singular smear test plural smear tests medical British a medical test in which a doctor takes cells from the entrance to a woman s womb (= the part of her body where a baby grows) to check for… …   English dictionary

  • smear test — /ˈsmɪə tɛst/ (say smear test) noun → Pap smear …   Australian English dictionary

  • smear test — noun Brit. a test to detect signs of cervical cancer, conducted by taking a cervical smear …   English new terms dictionary

  • smear test — noun (C) a medical test in which cells from the entrance to a woman s womb (=the place where a baby grows) are examined under a microscope; cervical smear …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • smear test — Papanicolaou t …   Medical dictionary

  • Ink smear test — Испытание краски на смазывание …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии


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